Unwritten norms guide a culture and teach us what is right and wrong. By learning about the different values that create a culture, we can better understand the people and accept them for who they are and what they stand for.
Back to School in Russia - What's on Their Shopping List It's that time of year for kids to go back to school in Russia! September 1st is also known as the Day of [...]
Russia's 28th Birthday Party The Story This last week I got several calls and friend requests on VKontakte (Russian Facebook). Swamped [...]
Interesting Facts About Russia's Top Silver Age Poets Russia is a highly cultured nation. What I mean by that is that Russians are well familiar with the arts, and the quality of the [...]
Kazan Cathedral - an Unlikely Monument to Military Victory A cathedral might seem like an unlikely monument to military victory, but being built on the eve of war and containing a 'miracle-working' [...]
Peter and Paul Fortress - Peter's Dream Before conquering the territory that is now St. Petersburg from the Swedes, the only Russian port was in [...]
The Church on Spilled Blood and the Assassination of a Tsar The morbid name of the Church on Spilled Blood should tip you off that this is [...]
One country’s swamp is another country’s dream come true! This swamp-turned-city success story is a fascinating tale of royalty and revolution. A tale of great suffering and a people’s ability to bounce back and rebuild a city worth visiting.